Post exposure prophylaxis following occupational exposure to HIV: a survey of health care workers in Mbeya, Tanzania, 2009-2010

@inproceedings{Mponela2015PostEP,
  title={Post exposure prophylaxis following occupational exposure to HIV: a survey of health care workers in Mbeya, Tanzania, 2009-2010},
  author={Marcelina John Mponela and Obinna Ositadimma Oleribe and Ahmed Mohammed Abade and Gideon P Kwesigabo},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Approximately, 1,000 HIV infections are transmitted annually to health care workers (HCWs) worldwide from occupational exposures. Tanzania HCWs experience one to nine needle stick injuries (NSIs) per year, yet the use of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is largely undocumented. We assessed factors influencing use of PEP among HCWs following occupational exposure to HIV. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in Mbeya Referral Hospital, Mbozi and Mbarali District Hospitals… CONTINUE READING

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